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Cambodian Striped Squirrel


Reticulated Python


Rajah Spiny Rat


Long-tailed Sun Skink


Horsfield's Flying Squirrel
Peninsular Malaysia


I started my website back in 2001, when the internet was young, and devices such as smartphones and tablets simply didn't exist. It now comprises over  600 pages of wildlife images, facts and figures from Southeast Asia and New Guinea. Not all images on this site were taken by me - perhaps 10% or so were taken by friends and other like-minded people. What the images have in common, however, is that they are all taken in wild settings which gives a true impression of the natural habits and habitat of these diverse creatures. 

I've always kept the navigation simple on Ecology Asia - I'm not a web designer, and the last thing I want is for visitors to my site to deal with complicated menus and slow download. I recently purchased a cheap 9" tablet, and was surprised to see how attractive my simple website looked.

I've made some recent changes, including giving the rodents a menu page to themselves. As a child I remember being taken to London Zoo by my parents, and the strongest memory I have is visiting the dimly-lit small mammal enclosure, where nocturnal mammals were active by day for all to see. I've loved small mammals ever since, and hope you enjoy the rodents on my website too.


Last update : 4th October 2015

  Indonesia : In haze-choked Palangkaraya, air quality five times 蘇azardous levels
  Rare spotted leopards sighted on Malaysian Peninsula
  Tufted Ground Squirrel : First-ever video of squirrel rumored to kill and eat deer
  NASA photo reveals Asia痴 choking haze
  Singapore takes legal action against 5 Indonesian companies over haze
  Can technology help clean up the palm oil industry?
  Singapore : Asian Songbird Summit calls on governments to close illegal bird markets
  Vietnam : Spotlight on Da Nang as new conduit in global ivory trafficking
  Illegal timber trade destroying Myanmar痴 forests uncovered in new report
  New study exposes true costs of converting mangroves in Southeast Asia
  Many solutions to Southeast Asia痴 haze problem proposed, but no end in sight
  Could a new map save the Sumatran rhino?
  Opponents of Malaysian dam project cautiously optimistic about moratorium
  Tens of Thousands of Birds Illegally Sold on the Streets of Jakarta
  Researchers Uncover An "Invisible" Wildlife Trade

(For links to older news articles, search the news links)


I recently visited Fraser's Hill, Peninsular Malaysia, with some old friends and finally managed to photograph Horsfield's Flying Squirrel and Spotted Giant Flying Squirrel which had eluded me for so long. Take a look on the rodents page and you'll find them there. Yes, squirrels are rodents too.



Thanks to : Sophia Sak Baker, Andie Ang, Chan Kwok Wai, Vilma D'Rozario, Christine Fletcher, Horst Flotow, Con Foley, Graeme Guy, Dave Haylock, Tim Jackson, Benjamin Lee, Leong Tzi Ming, Joseph Lim, Kelvin Lim, Norman Lim, Celine Low, Shawn Lum, Ng Bee Choo, Tony O'Dempsey, Mark O'Shea, Bruce Paterson, Timothy Pwee, Subaraj Rajathurai, Stephen Richards, Morten Strange, Ria Tan, Andrew Tay, Robert Teo, Noel Thomas,  Yeo Suay Hwee  ... I get by with a little help from my friends.